For over a thousand years, the Nation of Israel was led socially and politically by monarchs. Kings and queens of the Jewish People gained the throne of sovereign power through a wide variety of means: some through Divine selection, some through inheritance, and others through violent rebellion. Most were exceptional, but others were banal; many were wicked, but a few were righteous; most were hated, but some were truly loved.

David Solomon will explore the historical role of Jewish kingship, outline its main epochs, discuss monarchs in their historical context, delve into remarkable personalities and seek to understand the dramatic events that drove them or defeated them.

This event will be held at the BT Hall at Carmel School (123 Cresswell Road, Dianella) from 7.30pm on both Sunday 5 August and Monday 6 August. The cost is $20 for the two nights.